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SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media Announces New Director

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Dave O’Neil joins the group to lead strategy and execution of print and digital media for the manufacturing industry

(DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 9, 2014) – SME announced today that David O’Neil has been named director of Advanced Manufacturing Media, effective Dec. 15. In this role, O’Neil will be responsible for driving the performance and development of SME’s print and digital media products, brands and platforms.

“Dave brings a breadth of experience, which will support Advanced Manufacturing Media’s position as a leader in manufacturing content and information,” said Jeffrey M. Krause, SME CEO. “SME and its media group are key resources to the industry and manufacturing professionals.”

O’Neil most recently served as senior vice president with Insurance-Forums, where he managed content, marketing, product development and sales for the largest online community of insurance professionals. Prior to joining Insurance-Forums, O’Neil was the group publisher of life and health insurance for Summit Professional Networks, CEO of CK Media LLC, and vice president and group publisher for PRIMEDIA Inc. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“I am excited to join SME and to lead a successful group like Advanced Manufacturing Media,” O’Neil said. “I look forward to enhancing its excellent reputation and serving the manufacturing community.”

SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. It serves an audience of more than 100,000 manufacturing professionals who subscribe to its monthly magazine, iTunes app, industry yearbooks, e-newsletters and other media products.

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